Football Drops OneTo Eastern Kentucky, 22-6
Florida Atlantic coach Howard Schnellenberger watches from the sidelines during the first quarter against Eastern Kentucky.

Florida Atlantic coach Howard Schnellenberger watches from the sidelines during the first quarter against Eastern Kentucky.

Sept 21, 2002

Final Stats

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) - C.J. Hudson rushed for 154 yards Saturday night to lead Eastern Kentucky past Florida Atlantic 22-6 in Coach Howard Schnellenberger's return to the Bluegrass State.

The Owls (0-4) are in just their second year of existence under Schnellenberger, a Louisville native. The 68-year-old Schnellenberger played tight end at the University of Kentucky in the 1950s and coached Louisville from 1985-94.

Florida Atlantic drove inside Eastern Kentucky's 20-yard line three times in the first half, but managed just two field goals by Mark Myers and held a 6-0 lead early in the second quarter.

Chuck Marks started the Colonels' comeback with a 10-yard touchdown run with 8:16 left in the first half. Adam Smith added a 45-yard field goal in the half's closing seconds to give Eastern Kentucky (2-2) a 10-6 halftime lead.

Pierre Wright blocked a punt for a safety early in the third quarter and Marks had a 3-yard touchdown run to give Eastern Kentucky a 19-6 lead.

Smith extended the lead to 22-6 with a 22-yard field goal with 2:35 left in the third quarter.

Third-string running back Terry Ennis added 120 rushing yards for the Colonels.

Eastern Kentucky held Florida Atlantic to 25 rushing yards.

 

 

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